Monthly Archives: October 2015

ASK FATHER: Is it okay now to go to SSPX chapels?

From a reader: I believe that you advise against attending SSPX Chapels even when that is your only EF option. But, has anything changed since the Pope offered permission to SSPX to forgive abortion in the Confessional and that Italian … Continue reading

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A truly scary Halloween costume… brrrr! Scary!

A bunch of people sent this to me.   I’ve been completely traumatized.  

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Canonist Ed Peters’ stern words about the dangers of anti-law mentality

Distinguished canonist Ed Peters has something to say about canon law and the disasters that follow when a spirit of antinomianism ticks up.  HERE  My emphases and comments. Canon law has never been ‘the frame of reference’ for the Church When … Continue reading

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In Madison, WI Bp. Morlino will offer a Pontifical Requiem Mass at the Throne at 7 PM at the Bishop O’Connor Center. The music will be De Victoria’s Requiem for 4 Voices.  I’ll bet there aren’t any other Requiems at … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio Saturday – Roman Projects

Because I was travelling, I was not on air much.  I did make a contact via Echolink with Father KD8ZFF. I made a non-radio contact with Father F5SNJ in Rome, Fr. William Barker, FSSP.  We are working on a couple projects. … Continue reading

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Pope Francis and a Post-Synodal Exhortation

At the National Catholic Register, Edward Pentin has the story about the “leaked” news via the Secretary of State Card. Parolin. Apparently Pope Francis will in fact issue a Post-Synodal Exhortation fairly soon. It was said at one point that … Continue reading

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VIDEO Ross Douthat on the Crisis of Conservative Catholicism

Ross Douthat is now the target of snark by liberal catholics even though he writes for Hell’s Bible (aka New York Times). Ross recently gave a talk at Erasmus Address gathering sponsored by First Things.  It is a must view talk. You might … Continue reading

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WARNING: False, so-called “Latin Mass Society of the United States and Canada”

There is something out there called the “Latin Mass Society of the United States and Canada”. Do NOT confuse this with the true and decades old and clean Latin Mass Society in the UK. This so-called “Latin Mass Society” is at … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What does “attachment to sin” mean?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Please forgive me for being obtuse but what does being free from “attachment” to sin actually mean? I so want to relieve as many Holy Souls as possible in the coming month. Thank you Jesus says … Continue reading

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Please use the sharing buttons! Thanks! Registered or not, will you in your charity please take a moment look at the requests and to pray for the people about whom you read? Continued from THESE. I get many requests by … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z asks a favor during this time of blogosphere chaos

I am heading back to home from Rome today.  In the lounge I’m checking on blogs, etc., since I haven’t been paying much attention during and in the wake of the pilgrimage I came for. Lot’s of tension and conflict … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Domum

Before heading to the airport, I dashed to church to say Mass. Campo de’ Fiori as the stands are being set up. After Mass, again it’s a pleasure to see the altars being used.  They are not, after all, just … Continue reading

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Rome – Last Day: Candles and Apostolic Tombs

Yesterday I met a friend who is beginning a new business for vestments and clerical garb. This is the sort of thing he is able to produce at a fraction of the cost of Roman shops. Interesting no?  Wouldn’t it … Continue reading

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Tambourine player tased, pepper sprayed, during church service

I swear I am not making this up. It’s not from Eye of the Tiber. It’s not from Onion. It’s from in Oklahoma.  (There’s video!) Tambourine player tased during church service EDMOND, Okla. — Most churches encourage praise and … Continue reading

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Too too muchly stupid

This is one of the stupidest things I have seen for a while. NRO picked up on something from HuffPo. HERE Adverbs are, apparently, evil. Adverbs: They’re hurting people. According to a piece in the Huffington Post, the word “too” … Continue reading

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